We have secured additional funding (60.0000 Euro) from KONE Foundation under their special funding call ‘Environmentally responsible encounters’. This is to extend on our commitment to low carbon research activities with a carbon low conference at the end of our project in 2021. With this extra funding we extend the planned conference in Tampere, Finland with 4 other satellite conference locations. We will post more about the conference in 2020. See the initial plan:Continue reading “Environmental and Decolonial Alternatives for Engaged and Dialogical Academic Work: Recollect / Reconnect for Carbonless Futures”
FreshEd is a weekly podcast that makes complex ideas in educational research easily understood. Iveta and Nelli discussed there our book – Childhood and Schooling in (Post)Socialist Societies – and the research that we are now undertaking, continuing the book. They explored questions like “What was it like growing up and attending school in the Soviet Union and other socialist societies? Did the lived experiences of children match the official rhetoric of the state or the Western bloc? What agency did children have?”
Have a listen here!
“From Marie Antoinette to JoJo Siwa, Hair Bows Have a Surprisingly Meaningful History” by Anna Purna Kambhampaty
Childhood and Schooling in (Post)Socialist Societies: Memories of Everyday Life ed. by Iveta Silova, Nelli Piattoeva, and Zsuzsa Millei (review)
Were schoolchildren in socialist lands icons of the future or victims of the state? Models of modernity or manipulated conformists? Empowered or oppressed? The answer is yes . . . and no. Childhood and Schooling in (Post) Socialist Societies: Memories of Everyday Life is a unique, interdisciplinary collection of essays aimed at complicating a number of “master narratives” about modern childhood and (post)socialism derived from official state and Cold War discourses by examining the lived experiences of children (4). To do so, the editors of Childhood and Schooling asked contributors to plumb their own memories of school-age childhood in socialist contexts, the result of which is a “living kaleidoscope of memories” replete with “ambiguities and complexities” that challenge a static view of socialist childhood (2, 4, 9).Continue reading “Book review”
Simona Szakács has just published a review of our book Childhood and Schooling in (Post)Socialist Societies: Memories of Everyday life in European Education journal. Please read open access review here.
Re-Collect / Re-Connect: Crossing the Divides through Memories of Cold War Childhoods
Project Leader: Associate professor Zsuzsa Millei, University of Tampere
Academic collaborators: Professor Silova Iveta, Associate Professor Piattoeva Nelli, Professor Hörschelmann Kathrin, Professor Dussel Inés, Professor Tlostanova Madina, Professor Burman Erica, Associate Professor Gannon Susanne
Lenin Museum, Tampere: Jaskari, Ulla; Heinimaa, Mia; Rohunen, Ulla
Dollardaddy Theatre Group, Hungary: Ördög Tamás, Biro Bence, Kiss-Végh EmőkeContinue reading “New Project Funding!”